For immediate release Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Contact: Pat Ryan, Public Libraries In Jefferson County
Phone: (205) 226-3615, E-mail: email@example.com
All Birmingham, Public Libraries in Jefferson County to be closed on Thursday, Dec. 15
Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama—The Birmingham Public Library System (BPL) will be closing all of its 19 locations on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, for annual Inventory Day. The Public Libraries in Jefferson County, which includes BPL and 21 other public libraries in the county, will also be closed to the public on Thursday, Dec. 15 for a software upgrade.
This upgrade work will require existing systems to be taken offline, and as a result, most library-provided services will be unavailable for the duration of the work day. Impacted services include: library catalogs, public PC use, and access to databases and products such as OverDrive, Hoopla and Zinio.
A number of the public libraries in Jefferson County have decided to leverage this opportunity as an inventory and staff development work day. Normal library hours in Birmingham and Jefferson County will resume on Friday, Dec. 16.
Jefferson County libraries that will be closed Thursday, Dec. 15 include:
- The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
- Birmingham Public (All Branches)
- Pleasant Grove
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.bplonline.org
and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
FORE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
The Public Libraries In Jefferson County, DBA Jefferson County Library Cooperative, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that links the 40 public libraries throughout Jefferson County. These include 20 municipal libraries, the 19 locations of the Birmingham Public Library System and The Library at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The mission of the Public Libraries In Jefferson County is to connect all citizens countywide by providing resources and community-building opportunities that inspire life-long learning. Visit our website @ http://PublicLibrariesInJC.org.